Rose signs contract for 5 more years at BYU

BYU head men's basketball coach Dave Rose signed a new 5-year contract with BYU. (Photo by Elliott Miller/BYU Universe)

BYU head men’s basketball coach Dave Rose signed a new 5-year contract with BYU. (Photo by Elliott Miller/BYU Universe)

PROVO — BYU head men’s basketball coach Dave Rose has signed a new 5-year contract that will keep him at BYU through the 2019-20 season.

“I’m excited about the future of BYU basketball,” Rose said. “Tom Holmoe, Brian Santiago and the university administration have provided great support and I look forward to the things we can accomplish together over the next several years. We have great student-athletes and coaches at BYU who are committed to the success of our program.”

Rose holds a winning record 250–86 during his time as BYU head coach. In the nine-plus years Rose has been leading the Cougars, BYU has claimed four conference titles, made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament and had two bids in the NIT.

“I appreciate all that Dave has accomplished over the past decade as head coach of our men’s basketball program. He is an incredible leader and one of the best coaches in the country,” Holmoe said. “Dave does things the right way, on and off the court. We are excited about the future of the basketball program.”

During Rose’s time as head coach, he has had many successful players who have moved on to the NBA including Jimmer Fredette, who was named the National Player of the Year his senior year, and Brandon Davies.

Currently, senior Tyler Haws is ranked in the top 10 NCAA scorers and is on his way to becoming the all-time BYU scorer. Another record-breaking player under Rose’s coaching is Kyle Collinsworth, who broke the NCAA record for most triple-doubles scored in a season (5) on Saturday, Feb. 7.

In humanitarian work, Rose has committed to the fight against cancer. Each Christmas season, the basketball team supports Mac’s Gift (formerly the Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation), which helps local families facing the challenges of raising a child who has cancer. Rose also supports the American Cancer Society’s nationwide Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, and was named a member of the National Coaches vs. Cancer Council in 2012.

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